Monday, November 23, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
First Place: Cornell University (273 points)
Second Place: Howard University (246)
Third Place: Morgan State University (245)
Fourth Place: University of North Carolina (231)
In addition to this new (healthy!) competition, we have also found a genius photographer in our midst. Each of the pictures featured on this post was taken by junior Dream Jackson. She and her mentor, Marissa Zanno, have agreed to spend this year (their second in the program) as Official Photographers! Many thanks to Dream and Marissa!Note: standings are based on attendance, bowling performance, and trivia responses. Points assigned are entirely arbitrary.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
But the program does not begin and end on Mentor Days. Oh no. For most of our members, it is the monthly outings away from the program that make the relationship special. Check out some of these awesome outings:
Deja Edmundson (pictured above) and Allison Macbride (speaking)
"We took a trip to U street to do the walking tour. For the 11th grade DC history class Kathryn [Otrosina] had assigned a project on a DC neighborhood. Deja got U street. So, in the pouring rain, we did the whole walking tour. It took a few hours with a stop to Ben's Chili Bowl. She was really into it and we took LOTS
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
At Hogan & Hartson last Friday, the students participated in activities to gain a better understanding of discrimination and were challenged to think critically about both positive and negative examples in our society. The activity culminated with a student-hosted talk show aimed at getting students to discuss their own views about locker searches, zero-tolerance policies in school, and prioritized public housing.
While half of the ninth grade was at the law firm, the others visited the Capitol to see where our legislative process takes place. Many noted that the highlight was the "whisper spot" in the old house chamber. Due to the acoustics of this room, you can whisper into your hands and (amazingly) be heard all the way across the room!
Students are already excitedly awaiting the next Law Day on November 13th. Thanks a million to Hogan & Hartson and the DC Capitol Staff for all of their help on Law Day to make the experience such a positive one!